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MS Am 1950

Jackson, William A. (William Alexander), 1905-1964. William A. Jackson letters to Keyes DeWitt Metcalf: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Am 1950
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Jackson, William A. (William Alexander), 1905-1964.
Title: William A. Jackson letters to Keyes DeWitt Metcalf,
Date(s): 1945.
Quantity: 1 collection (1 box (.5 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Letters of the American librarian William A. (William Alexander) Jackson to the director of the Harvard University Library Keyes DeWitt Metcalf.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

*77M-33. Gift of Keyes DeWitt Metcalf, 68 Fairmont, Belmont, Massachusetts; received: 1978.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

William A. Jackson Letters to Keyes DeWitt Metcalf (MS Am 1950). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Jackson was a bibliographer and librarian. He was the first librarian of the Houghton Library at Harvard.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Contents

Consists of 18 letters from Jackson to Keyes Metcalf, director of the Harvard University Library, written during a trip in April and May of 1945 to Mexico, Colombia, Peru, Chile, Argentina, and Brazil. The letters discuss libraries and book collectors in these countries and include information on possible acquisitions for the Harvard library. Also includes notes taken in Lima, Peru and a small amount of other correspondence.

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